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Products > Dianella revoluta Little Rev ['DR5000'] PP17,719
 
Dianella revoluta Little Rev ['DR5000'] PP17,719 - Little Rev Flax Lily
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Grass-like
Family: Phormiaceae (~Xanthorrhoeaceae)
Origin: Australia (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Blue Violet
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Height: 2-4 feet
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Seaside: Yes
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Dianella revoluta 'Little Rev' PP17,719 ['DR5000'] (Little Rev Flax Lily) - A compact clumping (with short rhizomes) evergreen perennial growing to 2-4 feet tall and spreading slowly outwards. It has to inch wide foliage that is a yellow-green on the upper surface and a blue-green on the more visible lower surface and held in uniform upright fans. In spring into summer appear the nearly 3 foot tall inflorescences that rise above the tips of the foliage bearing deep violet blue flowers. Plant in full sun to moderate shade in most any well-draining soil and irrigate regularly to only occasionally once established. Trials have indicated that this plant tolerates high inland temperatures and moderately dry conditions. In trials it has proven undamaged to temperatures down to 21 F and further tests are being conducted to determine how much lower this plant can go. Little Rev can be planted near the beach as it also tolerates salt spray and it is fairly maintenance free but benefits from a trim down to 2 inches above the ground every 2 to 3 years and removal of older lower leaves annually these tasks best performed in fall to early spring. A great plant for an accent planting or used in mass planting in low-irrigated locations. Plant 18 to 24 inches on center for mass plantings. This plant was originally described as growing to 14-18 inches tall but it has grown taller than this in California gardens with the tallest plants approaching 3 feet in height. Little Rev ('DR5000') was discovered in 1996 in Clarendon, New South Wales, Australia, during a seedling selection from seeds off of the unpatented Dianella revoluta 'DR4000'. The plant was introduced in the United States by VersaScapes of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina and is has a US Plant Patent pending. Image courtesy of Ozbreed Plants.  The information on this page is based on research conducted about this plant in the San Marcos Growers library, from online sources, and from observations made of the crops growing in our nursery, plants in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens where we may have observed it. We also have incorporated comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Dianella revoluta Little Rev ['DR5000'] PP17,719.
 
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